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Saturday, 25 February 2012

How To Share The Roads With Semi Trucks.

The roads are not the safest places on earth to drive on ,  especially if you are sharing roads with semi trucks.   I hate driving during road trips because am scared of semi trucks. It's either the  fear of driving next to them or they are broken down on the highway obstructing traffic .  If companies or individuals can ensure they go for the best semi trucks for sale that can go the distance without breaking down in middle of the road ,  we will at least have one problem to worry about that is how to drive safely around semi trucks.  Statistics   show that over 72% of accidents involving  semi trucks are the fault of the other vehicle.   These accidents can be avoided if  we can only  follow some simple tips on how to drive near semi trucks. 

Tips On How To Share Road With Semi Trucks.

-Drive so the driver of the semi truck can see you- just like in any other vehicle, there are blind spots for drivers of semi trucks. If you can't see the drivers mirrors he probably can't see you. Avoid getting too close to the rear of  a semi truck. As this is another blind  spot to the driver.

-Give the driver plenty of room to stop- Semi trucks are big vehicles that carry heavy load. They need a good distance to  come to a full stop at an intersection or traffic light. If you are behind a semi truck, avoid speeding ahead to fill in the gap if they are slowing  down to stop.
-Dont drive beside a semi truck for a long time- Make sure you don,t drive close to a semi truck for a longtime, due to the size of the vehicle they have this strong wind coming from them that can blow your car away or blow closer to the truck, another reason not to drive close incase the tyres blows out.

-Be fast if you are going downhill and a truck is behind you- Trucks use downhill to gain extra momentum  so they can make it up next hill. Also,its hard for semi trucks  to stop even if they apply brakes when going down  hill. Its best to move so fast if a truck is behind you.
-Call the authorities if you see unsafe driving-

-Drive responsibly , avoid talking on the phone or sending a text.

- Pay attention to a turning truck and make extra room, if necessary- Trucks need extra room to cut corners, try not drive into the part the truck needs to turn.

-Let the truck in front of you to switch lanes if the decide t0.

Following  these simple rules has made me and my family safer on road trips. You should try it sometime.

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